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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
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IC 426 - Nebula in Orion

Altitude: -17.0°   Azimuth: 292.0°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 426 is a Nebula in the Orion constellation. IC 426 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 426

IC 426 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.0°
Azimuth: 292.0°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 426 rise and set times.

Available Resources for IC 426 - Nebula in Orion

Apparent size of IC 426

The following table reports IC 426 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 426 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
3 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 426

The image below is a photograph of IC 426 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of IC 426 - Nebula in Orion star
DSS2 image of IC 426 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 426

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 426 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 30s
-00° 17’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 426 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart IC 426 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for IC 426 - Nebula in Orion.

Finder chart IC 426 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for IC 426 - Nebula in Orion.

Rise ans set times of IC 426 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 426 - Nebula in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.3°
Max altitude: 38.2°
Azimuth: 269.7°